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Fantastic Fencies!

This is just a quick post to congratulate Fencibles United on winning the Pascoe Shield last week, and with it promotion to NRFL Division 1. Obviously I was at Central United for the Chatham Cup semi-final last Saturday but I do consider it important to mark league wins whenever possible […]

Top of the (infla-)table

Manukau City 3, Takapuna 2 Walter Massey Park, Auckland, August 21 2017 (Credit for the title goes to Phil Clayton) On Friday night I broke my golden rule of never going to night games, because I was expecting a trophy presentation. I didn’t get to see one because Forrest Hill […]

Reaching the pinnacle

East Coast Bays 1, Onehunga Sports 2 Bay City Park, Auckland, August 12 2017 The first NRFL trophy of 2017 was handed over at Bay City Park on Auckland’s North Shore yesterday, and this year it was men’s premier that was decided first. Onehunga Sports took the lead in this […]

‘Tis the season to be jolly

Canterbury United Pride 2 Capital Football 0 National Women’s League Final Sunday 11 December 2016 English Park, Christchurch. When I moved back to Wellington from Christchurch, some of my friends who played for the Pride asked me whether I’d be back down to see some of their matches. I said […]

Up the Waiheke!

Waiheke United 5, Norwest United 1 Onetangi Sports Park, Waiheke Island, September 10 2016 This is a short post to congratulate Waiheke United, who overcame Glen Eden yesterday to be crowned AFF/NFF Conference champions and with that, were automatically promoted to NRFL Division 2 for next year. If you don’t […]

An uber victory

Three Kings United 0, Central United 5 Keith Hay Park, Auckland, September 17 2016 It’s taken me a few years, but today I finally managed to finish off a feat I’ve been aiming towards for quite some time – managing to be in all the right places at all the […]

They’re baaaaaaack!

Waitakere City 6, Hibiscus Coast 0 Fred Taylor Park, Auckland, August 13 2016 A New Zealand football division at the top of the pyramid that doesn’t include Waitakere City? We have lived through that previously unthinkable situation for one season but, let’s face it, it was never going to last […]

Three Kings crowned

Glenfield Rovers 2, Three Kings United 3 McFetridge Park, Auckland, July 31 2016 Three Kings United were crowned champions of the NRFL Women’s Premier Division with three games to spare today after coming from behind in a seesaw match to beat Glenfield Rovers at McFetridge Park. And their hard fought […]

The King is dead, long live the King!

Glenfield Rovers 6, East Coast Bays 3 McFetridge Park, Auckland, August 23 2014 An extra special guard of honour greeted Glenfield Rovers as they entered the McFetridge Park arena yesterday, that marked a real changing of the guard. East Coast Bays, last season’s champions of the Northern Regional Football League, […]

Suburbs supreme!

Three Kings United 1, Eastern Suburbs 2 Keith Hay Park, Auckland, August 4 2013 New Zealand Northern Regional Football League season 2013 has its first champions! Eastern Suburbs AFC wrapped up the Women’s Premier title today with two games to spare. It’s the club’s first senior premier league title for […]